02 November 2006

a little kerried away

Pasadena City College's (PCC) Louis Creveling Lounge is such a hotbed for political controversy.

Case Study #1 Last year, during campaign week for the Associated Students Election, one candidate running for reelection decided to make his office an impromptu polling station. Witnesses to this event remained tight-lipped up until a board meeting was called and said candidate was disqualified. There is further complexity to this issue, as other candidates in his slate faced other unrelated accusations.

Case Study #2 Last semester, the not-so-mysterious destruction of several copies of the Courier led to a heated debate in the Louis Creveling Lounge between representatives of MEChA and a staffer from PCC Courier. That organization claimed to have been insulted by a racist image in an editorial column. Mr Courier staffer defended the illustration by explaining that the accompanying article analyzes border restrictions and does not intend to offend anyone.
Case Study #3 Just this Monday, John Kerry made an appearance at PCC in the Louis Creveling Lounge and uttered the words:

"You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq."

I can see half of Associated Students Vice President for External Affairs Elaine Reodica's face. She's doing a remarkable job in that position, by the way. Darn. I wish I was there to witness the drama. I could've volunteered to help set up for the event. I could've brought my camera and captured the whole thing in digital immortality. Too bad I was doing the head-to-toe assessment video and anticipating an hour of pharmacology fun with Mrs Hassija.

Oh I'd like to add something. Mr Courier staffer forgot (maybe temporarily) about Latinos and focused his energy on homosexuals. He was pushing for a National Straight Day of some sort and complained why straight people don't get special straight scholarships. The response to the column included comments from heterosexual people as well, one which pointed out Mr Courier staffer's previous attack on Latinos and a request to resign from his current post. See, even other straight people think he's weird.

Last I checked, stovepipes were mainly resurrected by sexually ambiguous emo boys. Why isn't Mr Courier staffer advocating a more clear cut heterosexual jean style? Well, one current Associated Student officer might have the answer.

"Does 'Mr Courier staffer' have latent homosexual tendencies?"

Posted by ilovesecondhandsmoke @ 10:18 PM